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22 Photos Of Pets With Snapchat Filters That Are Just Perfect

Pure bliss awaits.

9 Nifty New Gadget Projects on Kickstarter This Week

Reading Time: 1 minute<p>We’ve tried this out — surprisingly subtle and music-enhancing!<p><b>Blubel: the cycling navigator powered by community wisdom</b>Tracks …

Six gadgets made from LEGO bricks

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>When kids play with LEGO bricks, their creations are limited only by their imaginations. A few colorful blocks can become a spacecraft, a bulldozer or a skyscraper with just a few moves. Although the LEGO builds from you childhood may not do much on their own, those colorful bricks …

5 Insanely Clever DIYs That Are Actually Easy

With tips to make yours come out as nicely as the pics!

BrightSide — Inspiration. Creativity. Wonder.

19 DIYs to Add to a Creative Kid’s Birthday Party

Hosting a DIY party is *so* fun because kids <i>love</i> to get creative, and when they get to be creative with their besties while getting their DIY on, it makes birthday parties that much better. Come to think of it, it sounds like a party we adults would want in on too ;) If your mini maker has a …

Crayons

Accordion Paper Animals - a fun craft for kids to make!

These paper animals are such a cute craft project for kids to make!<p><i>The following post contains affiliate links, which means that at no extra cost to</i> …

DIY Coloring Page Bracelets

Turn coloring pages into wearable art! Use your kids' artwork for a great Mother's Day craft or gift idea.<p>68<p>563

Crafting

Tinker Crate will have your kids bolting to the mailbox for monthly tech projects

Let’s talk about DIY kits for kids! Ever since my nephew celebrated his fourth birthday, I’ve been buying him DIY kits. Robot kits. Science project …

Amazon Echo

20 Butterfly Craft Projects for Kids to Make

Most of the time, when people think about insects, they usually think about the creepy crawlies in the grass first. But what about the butterfly? …

Mother's Day Crafts: 15 Ways To Shower Mom With Love

Moms should be shown love and appreciation all year round, but especially on Mother’s Day. In Canada, the celebration falls on the second Sunday of …

18 cool homemade Mother's Day gift ideas from the kids -- or you.

What would Mother’s Day be for without a heartfelt, homemade Mother’s Day gift from the kids? Well it would be missing something for sure. So next up …

Homemade

Creep Your Kids Out With This DIY Play Goo

IT'S SO SLIMY.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>*One 16 oz box of corn starch<p>*1/4 Cup of basil seeds<p>*2 1/2 cups water<p>*Food coloring (as much as desired)<p>*Mixing bowl<p>*Spoon<p>Combine dry ingredients and dye in a large mixing bowl first before adding the water. Stir well, or kneed with hands.<p>Let the seeds soak …

Create Sand Art in Vintage Bottles

One of my children’s favorite projects to do with these vintage bottles is the age-old craft of sand art.Remember how I’ve got a random, 1950s-era …

How To Make This Cool Ice Lantern

Editor in chief Ryan D'Agostino and his kids built this project using a kit that you can buy too.<p>This month Groovy Lab in a Box—a fantastic educational company that mails shoe-box-size educational kits to kids, teaching them about science, technology, mathematics, and engineering—is releasing a …

Kids

Tauba Auerbach’s massive pop-up book paper sculptures

Filmed for Nowness, this is Tauba Auerbach‘s massive book project with New York’s Printed Matter bookstore: A series of six die-cut paper structures …

10 Homemade Gifts for Mother's Day

What mom really wants for Mother's Day—other than breakfast in bed, and perhaps a nice, long bubble bath—is something special from the little ones …

17 Easy Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids

While flowers are great and all, there’s something about a handmade craft and sweet Mother’s Day card that really makes Mom swoon. Little-kid crafts are art that comes straight from the heart, so make sure you have some QCT (quality craft time) on the books before Mother’s Day. If you’re on the …

17 Impressively Clever Ways To Get Kids To Do Their Chores

Ahhhhhh....checklists for days.

5 Engineering Challenges with Clothespins, Binder Clips, and Craft Sticks

Five engineering challenges for kids – with wooden clothespins, binder clips, and craft sticks! It’s a simple STEM activity that kids of all ages …

This Cute Wearable Device Teaches Kids How To Code

A wearable to encourage young tinkerers to come up with their own creative applications

8 Fun And Easy DIY Crafts To Try With Your Kids

Rain or shine, these fun DIY crafts can keep your kids engaged for hours. These hands-on activities are easy to follow and they are a great way for …

Kids Paper Straw Craft: Make A Paper Beads Necklace

Making light weight jewelry has become one of my 2 years old’s favorite activities lately. We have made countless necklaces and bracelets as of late. …

Get Your Kids To Clean Up Their Room With A Stuffed Animal Zoo

Tame the beasts.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>*Four 1/2-IN x 1-1/2-IN pine boards: 4-FT/121.92 CM pieces<p>*Nine 0.75-IN x 3.5-IN pine boards: 1-YD/91.44 CM pieces<p>*White paint<p>*Paintbrush<p>*Drill<p>*Drill bit<p>*Screws<p>*Ceramic figurines<p>*Hot glue and glue gun<p>*Eye screws<p>*Nylon rope<p>*Wooden letters<p>(A) 1/2-IN x …

Episode 95: Reading Picture Books with Children – Interview with Megan Dowd Lambert

Hey there Word Nerd! Today I’m thrilled to interview Megan Dowd Lambert, author of <i>Reading Picture Books with Children</i> and children’s literature …